South Uist

The Oban Times - - Dis­tricts -

A CAR­BON-NEU­TRAL sus­tain­able fur­ni­ture re­cy­cling and train­ing project has been opened by South Uist learn­ing cen­tre, Cothrom.

High­lands and Is­lands En­ter­prise (HIE) has awarded a grant of £127,188 for the project which is in ad­di­tion to fund­ing from the Big Lot­tery, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, LandAid, West­ern Isles De­vel­op­ment Trust, Stòras Uib­hist and the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment Re­gen­er­a­tion Fund.

Cothrom, which means ‘op­por­tu­nity’ in Gaelic, of­fers a range of flex­i­ble learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to adults in­clud­ing train­ing and em­ploy­a­bil­ity skills, and is sup­ported by a full­time Gaelic nurs­ery. A STREET party is be­ing or­gan­ised on June 27 by the Adult Learn­ers’ Fo­rum as a cel­e­bra­tion of 25 years of learn­ing since Cothrom opened its doors in 1992, and to wish the man­ager, Bar­bara Macdonald, well as she leaves her post af­ter 19 years.

Bar­bara said: ‘We would like to thank the fun­ders for their help and sup­port in bring­ing this project to fruition and we are de­lighted with the spa­cious new fa­cil­ity which com­pletes the cam­pus so well. Staff and learn­ers look for­ward to work­ing and learn­ing in the new work­shops, and we look for­ward to wel­com­ing cus­tomers to the new shop.’

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